Special Charge Schemes - Infrastructure Improvements

Council proposes to review its Special Charge Scheme policy as a result of the Federal government funding cuts announced in January 2023. Part of the review may consider a new Landowner and Council funding mix for unfunded roads.

With the review of Council’s Special Charge Scheme policy, limited funding, contractor and resource availability, Council encourage residents to advocate for the original funding commitment to be honoured rather than presenting a petition to Council at this stage.

To read more about the 2023 Federal government funding cuts, including options for landowner advocacy, see our Roads for the Community FAQs.

The Local Government Act 1989 enables Councils to levy rates and charges to provide improved infrastructure for their local communities.